Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with these engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. is the perfect book to help you start your school year in kindergarten! It is such a fun book to read over and over again. Your kindergarten friends will quickly learn the pattern and chime in!
After reading the book a few times, introduce this fun video for your students to watch and sing along!
Reading Strategies and Skills
It is not too early for students to start learning strategic thinking. As you might know, our Guided Reading series has a week-long close reading lesson plan to be used with this book. Each day, students focus in strategically on their reading. The teacher does the reading work (decoding). The students do the thinking work.
Here are a few pictures from a sweet kindergarten class that had fun reading (and singing) this story!
Retelling the Story
We’ve updated our Engaging Readers units to include a digital option in addition to the printable version.
After students have retold the story as a whole class, they practice retelling the story with a partner. Then, they complete an independent retell of the story.
Students can also add their story retelling pieces to this coconut tree crown!
All of the patterns needed for this craft are included in the product download.
Problem and Solution in the Story
Students also think about the problem and solution in the story. They discuss problem and solution with their partners and their class. Then they respond in writing. At the beginning of the year, they convey meaning with illustrations.
Making connections with the story
Students work on making connections with the story and tell about a time they’ve gotten hurt.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lends itself well to extend the learning across different subjects. Here are a few ideas for you!
Students can explore their 5 senses!
Students explore the taste of coconut. Plus, a math bonus!
Here is another activity that never fails to please! This is a perfect opportunity to talk about the scientific method!
Students start by forming a hypothesis. Next, they perform the experiment and record their results. You can find this activity and more here:
Each activity has been designed to complement the Guiding Readers text of the week.
The Engaging Readers unit that includes printable lesson plans and activities for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and 5 other great titles can be found here:
If you are looking for digital activities that are preloaded to Seesaw, this unit is for you: